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Anne-Charlotte Dagorn
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Agnès Villeret
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Paris
28 Juin 2016

La joint-venture MOMENTUM remporte un contrat de 174M€ pour ITER

  • La JV MOMENTUM, regroupant Amec Foster Wheeler, Assystem et KEPCO E&C est nommée construction management-as-agent contractor  d'un projet international unique au monde
  • Elle va gérer le projet d'assemblage  de plus d'un million de composants du plus grand réacteur de fusion au monde
  • MOMENTUM contribuera de manière majeure à l'effort international pour faire de la fusion une source viable, quasiment illimitée, d'énergie sans carbone

Les représentants d' ITER Organisation ont annoncé aujourd'hui la signature d'un contrat de construction management-as-agent (CMA) avec la joint-venture MOMENTUM, dirigée par Amec Foster Wheeler en partenariat avec Assystem et KEPCO Engineering & Construction Company.

MOMENTUM jouera un rôle crucial dans le projet ITER. Ce dernier consiste en la construction  du plus grand réacteur de fusion du monde, à  Cadarache en France. Le contrat de MOMENTUM, d'une durée de 10 ans, devrait atteindre une valeur de 174M€, avec une extension possible de 3 ans.

Bernard Bigot, Director-General d' ITER Organization , précise:
"Le rôle du Construction Management-as-Agent est absolument essentiel pour le succès du projet ITER. La fusion représente une véritable opportunité de produire une énergie propre, illimitée et sûre. Les enjeux autour du succès d'ITER pour les 7 membres du projet sont donc extrêmement élevés. Grâce à l'expertise de la joint-venture MOMENTUM, nous savons que l'assemblage et l'installation d'ITER répondra aux objectifs: livrer dans les temps et dans le budget impartis tout en fournissant le plus grand niveau de qualité ».

Clive White, Président  d' Amec Foster Wheeler's Clean Energy business , ajoute:
"Amec Foster Wheeler a joué un rôle important au sein du projet ITER durant les 20 dernières années. Ce contrat majeur souligne que nous nous impliquons dans le développement des technologies nucléaires du futur tout en continuant notre support à  l'industrie existante de fission nucléaire. L'alliance entre les partenaires de MOMENTUM apportera des compétences complémentaires pour soutenir et intégrer une culture  projet  « can-do » orientée vers la sûreté, la qualité et le respect du calendrier et des budgets."

Stéphane Aubarbier, CEO Assystem, indique:
"Les trois partenaires de MOMENTUM mobiliseront leurs meilleurs experts pour relever les challenges propres à un projet unique. Ce nouveau contrat CMA symbolise l'implication continue d'Assystem dans le projet ITER depuis le début des travaux à Cadarache en 2005. Il souligne notre expertise en matière de gestion de projets internationaux et complexes."

Koo-Woun Park, President et Chief Executive Officer de KEPCO E&C, déclare:
" KEPCO E&C est engagé de longue date dans le projet ITER. Nous avons en effet fourni des services techniques et de gestion de projet depuis 2008. Notre participation aux côtés des partenaires de MOMENTUM concourra au renforcement de la coopération technique nécessaire à la réalisation du projet ITER. Ce dernier est d'une importance vitale pour le développement de l'énergie du futur pour la planète. "

En tant qu'agent CMA , MOMENTUM gérera et coordonnera l'assemblage et l'installation de plus d'un million de composants du réacteur ITER. En son centre, se trouve le plus grand tokamak du monde, une machine expérimentale conçue pour exploiter l'énergie de fusion, la réaction nucléaire qui donne sa puissance au soleil.

Le périmètre du contrat comprend  la gestion de projet, de suivi de contrats de travaux, de la configuration, de la préparation de la construction, de la coordination des activités sur site, de la direction de chantier et de toutes les activités permettant d'assurer la réception des installations construites à partir des équipements et des bâtiments fournis par l'ensemble des pays membres d' ITER.

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Notes to editors:

Amec Foster Wheeler ( www.amecfw.com ) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 40,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

The company's nuclear business stands out for its ability to bring world-leading expertise, technology and scientific capabilities to customers' challenges throughout the life-cycle from new build and reactor operations to life extension and decommissioning. With 4,000 nuclear specialists around the world, we're able to support our customers with local resources.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Assystem is an international group specialised in engineering. As a key participant in the industry for 50 years, Assystem supports its clients in developing their products and managing their capital expenditure throughout the product life cycle. Assystem employs nearly 12,000 people worldwide and reported €908 million in revenue for 2015. Assystem SA is listed on Euronext Paris. For more information:  www.assystem.com – Follow Assystem on Twitter: @Assystem

KEPCO Engineering and Construction Company ( www.kepco-enc.com ), Established in 1975 by the government policy of achieving self-reliance on design technological independence for power plants. KEPCO E&C attained technological independence in the nuclear and thermal power plant design field. The power plants which KEPCO E&C has designed are recognized for their excellence worldwide. On the basis of developing domestic plant design, KEPCO E&C has been in charge of core processes while providing technical support for plants in operation, including technology development related to nuclear, thermal, hydraulic, and cogeneration plant designs. With its experience and expertise in the engineering of eco-friendly power plants, KEPCO E&C is accomplishing remarkable achievements in the environmental, and new and renewable energy business fields. Armed with world-class technology, KEPCO E&C is now growing into a highly successful energy company in both our domestic and the international market in terms of total solutions, which range from the engineering, procurement and construction of power plant to environmental technologies and new & renewable energy facilities.

ITER , a unique international collaboration bringing together China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the USA, has been established to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power. ITER is designed as the key experimental step between today's fusion research machines and tomorrow's fusion power plants.

Fusion is the nuclear reaction that powers our sun and stars. Energy is released when very light nuclei are brought together to form more stable, heavier ones. This occurs inside the sun at 15 million °C, where hydrogen nuclei are fused together to form helium. The aim of fusion research is to recreate this process in a man-made reactor. If the reactor's output were significantly greater than the input needed to heat its fuel, this would create a source of safe, non-carbon emitting and virtually limitless energy.

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